iVillage body image expert, Virginia Sole-Smith has interviewed top scientists and doctors, prepped gals for the perfect pedicure and learned how to wax, Brazilian-style, all in the name of exploring key health and social issues facing women today. Her writing has appeared in more than 45 national publications including Slate, Glamour and The New York Times.
Virginia is also the author of the blog Beauty Schooled, where she chronicled her 600-hour adventure in "appearance enhancement education," and now explores all the ways we pay for pretty. Check out her latest content on Never Say Diet. You can also follow Virginia on Twitter (@beauty_schooled) and Facebook.